World Smile Day
World Smile Day seeks to reclaim the original meaning and intent of the iconic smiley face image by encouraging people to act kindly and make a person smile. World Smile Day spreads good will and good cheer across the globe because smiles know no political, geographic or cultural boundaries.
Why is World Smile Day important
To spread awareness about heart health
How to observe World Smile Day
- Do a random act of kindness for someone.
- Use a smiley face emoji on every text you send.
- Spread cheer by handing out smiley face stickers.
- Give a smile to everyone you come across.
- Tell someone a funny joke.
While we use smile emojis in our digital conversations, we don’t always smile with our real faces. It’s always good to remember the benefits that true smiles can do for our own emotional well-being.
Smiling releases endorphins, which helps a person feel happier and more positive. A Scientific American study found that facial expressions, such as smiling, can improve one’s mood and increase positive thoughts.
- World Smile Day Coloring Page: Provided by HomeSchooling, students can color in their own smiley face character and read a short excerpt about Harvey Ball.
- How Kind! by Mary Murphy: This story, according to the description on Amazon, is about a Hen who gives her friend Pig an unexpected present. “‘How kind!’ says Pig. Pig is so touched, in fact, that he decides to do something kind too. So Pig gives Rabbit a gift. ‘How kind!’ says Rabbit, who does something kind for Cow, who is kind to Cat, who wants to be kind in turn. Where will all of this kindness lead?”
- More details about today
- UN and other international NGO
- Non-Profits website for the observance